About this object

An rectangular piece of tracing paper, with a tracing of a tiger leaping from one rock to another other a pool of water with a tree in the background. The tracing has been coloured with watercolours.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Irma Bailey
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date made
    1921 - 1928
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Pencil; Paper Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Frederick Marshman and Irma Bailey
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    1921 - 1928
  • Measurements
    370 mm x 420 mm
  • Note
    While this is a popular stance and style for a tiger in a thangka in comparing the tracing to known thangka 'schools' it is likely that Mrs Bailey traced this piece from an 18th century thangka from the Palpung / Situ Panchen school. It is unclear if the thangka she used had been in the Bailey collection or if she had used another source. A good thangka to compare this tracing style to is that shown on the Himalayan Art Resource, which is in the Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection P1996.5.3 http://www.himalayanart.org/image.cfm/228.html
    Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Irma Bailey (Artist/maker)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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